I'm just in from running my errands, part o' which included goin' to Wally-World where we dropped well over 60 Yankee Dollars... that would be $68.98, exactly... on six new ink cartridges for our printer. I've owned this printer for about four or five years now and I swear I've spent three times as much on ink cartridges as I did to buy the gotdamned printer itself. I sure do miss that old HP LaserJet I had for ten or 15 years. It didn't do color, but it was as reliable as a brick and toner cartridges were cheap.
What makes the situation doubly irritating is I used to be able to print in grayscale... black and white only... when one of the color cartridges went dry.
But no more.
I've spent a couple o' few hours trying to figger out exactly why this is so, all to no avail. It's possible that I'm mis-remembering, but I swear I used to be able to do that. And we must print, now that we have finished our taxes. (No e-File this year; I have a ream of supporting documentation I have to mail.)
Which might could be yet another GOML moment. I'm still not quite sure how a guy who lives on Social Security, a military pension, and a pittance of a civilian pension (which barely keeps me in beer and cigars) manages to owe the gub'mint money every single year. Don't tell me to withhold more, coz I already have the Air Force hold back an extra $50.00 per month. Add to that the fact that I have to send the state of New Mexico a check for a couple o' hunnert Yankee Dollars, and you have a situation that's just two ticks to the left of GET OFF MY LAWN!